Back in 2011, I was 41. I began my blog The Sensual Foodie because I missed experiencing life's pleasures: feeling passion, being joyful, energetic and vibrant.
Back then I was an overworked, exhausted, stressed out single mom. I forgot about dreams, goals, and passions. I had just entered my 40s and oh, hello, sudden menopause! Plus, I was so defeated by life's challenges. I felt bloated and tired no matter how much I exercised or how clean and healthy I ate, and gosh, I went raw vegan for nearly one year straight. But I looked so much older than I was. I wasn't feeling good about myself. Something had to change. Have you ever felt that way?
I was a free spirit in my twenties. Traveled the country by train, wrote poetry in my journal, photographed the landscape, places and people. I painted oil paintings, made French pastries, listened to jazz. I dreamed about a romantic life, thinking there was so much time for more pleasure and creativity...
In my thirties, I became a mother to three children. I worked too much, slept little, craved being creative but found myself disconnected to my creativity.
So, in my forties, I realized it was time to reignite my strength, passion and creative power all over again. To feel desirable, sexy, fun, and to enjoy life.
After being in a state of stress with an early onset of menopause, I knew I needed to reconnect with passion. Living a passionate life isn't as effortless as it seems. It asks for us to be present, to go through the darkest places in our soul in order to bring out the brightest jewels, to be vulnerable, to live every moment as if it was our last. Feeling youthful and looking ageless isn't all about the surface. It's more than green smoothies or beauty creams. It's about finding your true creative self and being in love with life.